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Event: Zimbabwe ECD Schools Science Fair

Event: Zimbabwe ECD Schools Science Fair

Feb 19, 2015

The Zimbabwe ECD Schools Science Fair is a research and technology inspired platform which allows Zimbabwean students to practically apply their theoretical knowledge in solving social problems in communities. It aims to stimulate an innate excitement for science and technology by the kids from grassroots level.

Zimbabwe is rich with young scientists, intellectuals and talent that only need to be nurtured. One of the best ways of promoting the creativity of the young minds is through science fairs – and history bears this out: The 1963 Seattle Science Exhibit kindled the seven year-old Bill Gates’ innate excitement for science, the results of which was the creation of the multi-billion dollar empire, Microsoft.

It was the Science Talent Search in Germany just before the First World War that provided the young man, Fritz Haber, the platform to showcase his ammonia synthesis pilot plant. It was the young man’s procedure that led to the manufacture of fertilizers and explosives.

In 2012, it was the Intel Science Fair that inspired the 15 year old Jack Andraka to come up with a novel solution for the diagnosis of the deadly pancreatic cancer, an achievement that the Big Pharma had failed to make in decades.

Kids exhibit anything scientific, from mixing different colours to collages. To see the finalists for 2015, click here.

The event takes place on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CAT) in Harare, Zimbabwe. For more details, click here and contact Mr Knowledge Chikundi.

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